YLD'S BIG EVENT FUNDRAISER is our premiere annual fundraising event, reflecting your commitment to building a stronger Jewish community in Chicago, Israel and throughout the world by kicking off the 2018 JUF Annual Campaign. Over 2,000 people were in attendance, raising over $160,000 (and still counting!) to support their community.
JUF’s Young Leadership Division is committed to building a better Jewish community in Chicago, Israel, and around the world. Dollars raised for the 2018 JUF Annual Campaign at YLD's Big Event Fundraiser are allocated to a network of nearly 70 agencies and programs that care for 500,000 Chicagoans of all faiths and two million Jews around the world.
...launches a LGBTQ support and social network on campus or sends a young Jewish adult on a Birthright Israel trip
...funds an interfaith social justice project and relationship-building project on campus
...helps an adult with mental health needs gain skills necessary for employment
...supplies two months of food and toiletries for a person in need
...funds an anti-bullying program for 30 local middle school students
...brings a holiday food package to a Chicagoan in need
...funds a meal and a 7-day CTA pass for a working poor individual in need
Lisa Tarshis, President
Mike Schwartz, Executive Vice President
Ben Halbig, Vice President
Rebecca Hoffman, Vice President
Nathan Redisch, Vice President
Garrett Salk, Vice President
Courtney Cohen, 2018 Campaign Chair
Alex Entratter, 2018 Campaign Vice Chair
Katie Berger, 2017 Campaign Chair
Sarah Kozin, 2017 Campaign Vice Chair
Orly Henry, Ex-Officio
Melanie Beatus, 2017-2018 Ben-Gurion Society Chair
Emily Berman Pevnick
Matthew K. Miller
YLD’s Big Event Fundraiser is an amazing sponsorship opportunity for any company or organization. If you would like to learn about our sponsorship packages, contact Elizabeth Wyner at YLD@juf.org.